Monday, June 28, 2021

Monday,Garden surprise, Hot here.

 

It was 108 yesterday and supposed to be 113 today.  Hubs watered in the morning and found the plants wilting in the garden.  We have a very hot wind here and it is using up water almost as fast as we apply it.  But I have been looking for zucchini and not finding any of it.  The yellow squash are producing like crazy and they usually come on after zucchini. When hubs was watering he noticed 4 zucchini among the wilted leaves. Those little buggers hide so well.  It is easy to see the yellow but almost impossible to see the green.  He picked 4 and two are larger than I like but still edible, I just like to pick them smaller.  When they get huge all you can do is grate them and use them in cooking.  So now we have two kinds of squash, green peppers and onions and a few green beans.

There is leftover steak, chicken, some rice for dinner and I will fry up some squash, so I really don't have to cook today!  Yippi!

Hubs and I went this morning early to pay for a generator.  With the excessive heat we are more worried about freezers.  There have been outages due to temperatures.  Eventually we will hire and electrician to wire this directly into our fuse box.  We can always shut one room off and use a space heater for warmth, frozen food can be put outside in the cold.  But heat is another matter.  We have ways to cook and stay warm.

We are taking the littles again tomorrow, as there regular sitter is out for the month.  I am anxiuos to see them.  Hubs understands that he will  bear the brunt of the work, but they are both over 4 now so much easier to watch.  We also have Kelsa and William on Thursday.  I put both of the car seats in the car so Hubs can pick up the littles in the morning.

Lots of wedding dresses and a few piles to go out this week.  I hope to finish at least 4-5 dresses and get them out.  All are due for July 10th. Right now I am going to run over to an elderly widow's house as she called me and said she had to go into surgery on Friday.  She loves Mc D's diet cokes so I will stop and get us each one and go enjoy a good gossip.  I really should be sewing right now, but I don't want to put this off as it is so hot and I want to check on her.

This excessive heat and the wind amplify the fire danger. Hubs feels sorry for anyone having to fight at these temperatures. Hubs and I had a remembering session about his fire career over the weekend.  Some of the stories I did not even remember.  Would any of you be interested in hearing about them?  Some are funny and some are down right terrifying.He fought wild fire for over 40 years and would be gone for months at a time.

Well I am off for a visit and then home to put my nose to the grindstone.  I am so happy about the garden starting to produce.  Do any of you get a thrill out of your garden?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.


Kim


19 comments:

  1. Your produce looks so good! Sounds like you're a busy bee again. I can't get any work done, as I'm not getting enough sleep. I'm useless when I'm tired.

    Yes, please do share DH's fire stories. Enjoy your Diet Coke :)

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    1. I slept with Kelsa last night so I know how you feel. I suffer from insomnia a lot, but seem to have it under control now.

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  2. Zucchini's are sneaky buggers for sure. They do hide well. Glad you are getting produce with all the heat.
    Yes, please do share some stories - always nice to hear what others have been through.

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    1. It is amazing to me that they can grow as large as Tuna boats and we still can't see them.

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  3. Would love to hear the stories!

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  4. I feel like the zucchini sprout out of nowhere! Just when I think I have them picked, I spot a giant one, lurking.

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    1. I know sneaky little buggers they are, or I should say sneaky big buggers....

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  5. I like zucchini and squash small. Fire fighting stories would be interesting. Elderly people do need someone to keep an eye on them. I hope you two can keep the plants from dying!

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    1. Well we are watering so much more to prevent them dropping.

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  6. That is great that you are getting produce out of your garden already. It is going to be awhile before we get anything other than rhubarb and kohlrabi. My kale is getting close to being able to be harvested. Perhaps in the next week.

    Yes temperatures in some areas are unbelievable. Our son in the badlands of Alberta is suffering high temperatures right now. Not too bad here as of yet.

    God bless.

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    1. It is certainly hot here and it usually rains this time of year.

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  7. Wow, 113! Crazy hot there. Glad you were able to get a generator. I think that is a good idea.
    Yummy veggies. Nothing better than fresh veggies out of the garden. I'm wanting tomatoes, but will be at least a month before mine are ready.
    Thankful for all those firefighters. I would love to hear any stories your husband would want to share. Sounds like it may be a bad fire season with the drought and heat. :(

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    1. Well we are really worried here, plus we get inverted so bad and we can't go out because the air quality is terrible.

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  8. I love my garden. Going outside and picking veggies and herbs to make dinner is so nice. This year things are going well. We've been eating lettuce and arugula daily for the last couple of weeks. Tomorrow I am going to make arugula pesto to freeze for the winter soups and stews. Have a great day!!

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    1. I would love to be eating lettuce right now, but that is for our deer smorgasbord.

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  9. Those zucchini are great hiders. I have grated several that stayed well hidden until they looked like a baseball bat. How does that happen?
    Have fun and get ready to go on your trip and enjoy life!

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  10. I love zucchini and wish I had space for a garden! One day! The zucchini I get from the stores have been pretty wimpy.

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